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AASW publishes its Federal Election Policy Platform 2019

Published: 24 April 2019

The AASW has today published its Policy Platform in anticipation of the Federal Election, to be held on Saturday, 18 May.

AASW National President Christine Craik said, “Now is the time that we have the opportunity to challenge inequality and bring to the fore how we can achieve a just society.

“We have written to the Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition that should they form the next government, there are several issues that require urgent attention.

“We look forward to working with whoever forms government to implement our platform, which will ensure an Australia where each individual is valued and is given the opportunity to thrive in a supportive environment.”

During this election campaign, the Association will focus on the following issues:

  • Quality of the social work workforce
  • Reconciliation
  • Family violence
  • Medicare, mental health and the role of social workers
  • Refugees and people seeking asylum
  • Mental health
  • People living with disability and the NDIS
  • Income support and employment programs
  • Housing
  • Aged care
  • Redress
  • Sustainability and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Read our complete Policy Platform 2019.

See more of our campaign actions on the Federal Election on our website.

This website will be updated as the election campaign progresses. The Association welcomes involvement from all in advancing the Policy Platform.

Christine Craik is available for interview.

Media contact
Angela Yin
Communications Lead
P 03 9320 1005 M 0413 532 954

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers